Bradley Moll farms with family in Jasper County. He has corn, soybeans, wheat and cattle.
July 15, 2019
Finally able to get back in the field over the weekend. Supposed to be hot and dry all week, so lots of beans will go in the ground. Corn is looking good and showing very good potential. Should be a good week.
July 8, 2019
Wheat harvest was finished last week and double-crop beans were started. We got 3 inches of rain Friday, which put a hold on all field work and planting, but the corn really liked the rain. Fungicide and insecticide is being flown on corn right now. Chance of rain the first part of the week, but supposed to end hot and dry, so should be able to start on beans again. Wheat was better than expected with all the rain we had this year. Should be a good week.
June 28, 2019
Wheat harvest is going on right now. Yields and quality are better than expected with all the moisture we had. Double-crop beans are not able to be planted yet because the ground is still wet. This week is supposed to be dry, so probably by the middle of the week we can start planting. Most corn that didn't get drowned out is in full tassel right now. Fungicides and insecticides are being flown on. First-crop early beans are just starting to canopy, so they are looking good. Should be a good week.
June 24, 2019
Wheat harvest has started. Yields and quality are good at this point. Ground is too wet to start double-crop beans. Had 3 inches of rain last night and more predicted tonight, so we will be out of the fields for a couple days. Corn is just starting to tassel and looks good. Should start putting on fungicide toward the end of the week. It will be a good week.
June 17, 2019
Last week dried out a lot and ground got worked and several acres of soybeans were planted. Corn has been top dressed and sprayed for the second time. Replant corn is starting to come up. Wheat is ready to be harvested. There is a chance of rain every day this week, so hopefully the wheat doesn’t lose quality. All is good.
June 10, 2019
Last week was a good drying week. Lots of corn got replanted and beans started going in the ground. This week there will be several more acres of beans planted. Wheat harvest is getting close. Some of the short-season wheat is only one to two weeks away.
June 3, 2019
The rain has let up some the last week, but still raining every two to three days — just enough to keep us out of the field. If we miss a couple rains early this week we may be able to start replanting corn. Some producers will be planting corn for a third time. Wheat that wasn’t under water still looks good, but needs a break in the rain as well. It has just started to change color, so harvest is three to four weeks away on some early wheat.
May 24, 2019
Ten inches is a lot of rain for a 24-hour period. Lots of storms and tornadoes. Some wheat and corn is under water for the second time this year and deeper than before. Looks like replant will need to be replanted. More rain in the forecast. Good time to work on equipment and help the neighbors with cleanup.
May 20, 2019
Last week was a good drying week. Lots of corn got replanted Thursday and Friday. Second round of herbicide will be applied this week to the early corn (V7-V8). Got less rain Saturday than they were predicting so that was a blessing. Wheat is looking good. All of it has been sprayed, so next step is harvest in 30-45 days. We may get started on beans this week if the rain passes over us on Tuesday. Should be a good week.
May 13, 2019
Last week was a good week to get wheat sprayed between rains. Corn that is up is looking good, just needs some sun. This week is supposed to be sunny till Saturday, so some ground will be planted to beans by the end of the week. Should be a good week.
May 6, 2019
We had 4-6 inches of rain most places this past week. Several acres of lower ground were covered in water because creeks and rivers were out of their banks. All corn acres are in except for silage acres. Soybean planters will be rolling hard as soon as it dries out again. Sprayers and airplanes are running head scab fungicide on wheat right now. Most wheat will be sprayed between rains this next week.
April 29, 2019
Most of the corn planting in our area got finished last week. Sprayers were rolling hard, putting pre-emerge on corn and spraying flag leaf and aphids on wheat. Early irrigated beans have started to go in. Rain is predicted every day this week, so it’s a good week to catch up on fixing equipment.
April 22, 2019
Another good week for corn planting. Several acres have made it in the ground. Sprayers are rolling on wheat, spraying fungicide on the flag leaf. Early irrigated beans have started to be planted over the weekend.
April 15, 2019
The weather was very nice last week. Several acres of corn were able to be planted in some fields, while other fields got dry enough for the first time to start tillage work and applying nitrogen. We received about 1-1.25 inches of rain Saturday night (April 13) so not much will happen in the fields early in the week. The wheat is really starting to grow with the warmer temperatures. The flag leaf will be emerging in the next couple weeks.
April 8, 2019
We missed the rain over the weekend. The ground is drying out finally, and field work is starting to progress. With the warm temps this week there will be several planters starting to roll. Should be a good week.
April 3, 2019
Introducing... Bradley Moll farms with family in Jasper County. He has corn, soybeans, wheat and cattle. He is active in his community, serving on his local fair board.